Rural Development on the Line: MPM-RD to Produce More Graduates, Train More Scholars

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The Master in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) is an 18-month scholarship program that seeks to foster the rural development initiatives in the Philippines. The program scholars are permanent employees from three major rural development-oriented government agencies namely: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Agriculture (DA). Scholars are purposefully selected to stand as informed development managers who will help in decision-making for an efficient implementation of countryside development.

The MPM-RD employs a blended learning approach that combines the traditional face-to-face sessions with online learning. Its courses are tailored-fit to answer the needs in rural development, fully equipping its scholars with leadership skills in this area.

2nd Batch Scholars Earn Masters Degree in Public Management

QUEZON CITY – A second batch of scholars from the various units of the Department of Agriculture (DA) successfully completed their Masters degree in Public Management, Major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). This said batch produced nine graduates namely: Fabian S. Aldiano of DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) VIII; Yvette T. Avellaneda, Hannibal P. Bayo-ang, Cherry Vic R. Cadiz, Victorino Z. Guillermo, Ruth B. Omandam, and Marie Mercedita J.

Alcala Urged Scholars to be at the Forefront of PH initiatives Toward Rural Development

ORTIGAS CENTER, Pasig City – Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala urged the scholars who have just graduated with a degree on Masters in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) to use the knowledge they acquired to lead in policy development and management of agriculture and business projects. He further uttered his confidence in the graduates' knowledge and capabilities, expecting them to be at the forefront of the country's initiatives toward rural development.

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